Demoose From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 25 Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2842 times:
Charter airlines in the UK often give better value for money that the scheduled carriers on the popular sunshine routes with inflight meals and IFE included, even on short routes. Having flown First Choice last summer i'd agree that they offer an excellent service whilst also being amongst the cheapest around. Offering the extra features on their long haul services can only be a good thing and will certainly set them apart from the competition.
Crosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2592 posts, RR: 59 Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2552 times:
A standup bar was considered for the refurbished B767s, I've seen the artists impressions of the various concepts that were looked at.
The idea was rejected due to the fact it costs 6 passenger seats and the resulting loss of revenue - given the fact the airline won't be offering a Business/First class service the fares being charged don'y justify it at this stage.
To be honest I thought the Air Therapist would go the same way, although the service is limited to just a few weekly flights - presumably while it is evaluated.
Treatments are £12.50 and provided by trained beauty therapists in conjunction with skincare company Deralogica. Upper back and scalp massages, pressure point massaging, facial mapping and skin refreshers will be provided. It looks as if treatments will be available to book in advance.
BCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 18 Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2454 times:
First Choice is now advertising for their long haul services:
More legroom when compared with BA or VS in economy
Wide screen IFE at every seat
Free in-flight meals with choice of entree
And now in-flight beauty therapists!
Seems some UK charter flights are beginning to catch up/overtake the legacy carriers for people who fly economy! However, this is not new as older members might remember Wardair, originally a Canadian charter airline with increased seat pitch, fine meals (often Chateaubriand) served on real Wedgwood China with real linen, and as many free drinks as you wished. True there was no IFE, but with such excellent service, meals that would shame many restaurants, and friendly cabin crew, who needed a movie or some PC games or even a beauty therapist to make the flight enjoyable?
MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."